Charlotte NC, April 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Good weather in the south often inspires people to get outside and improve their health, appearance, or skincare regime. Losing weight, getting fit and whitening teeth are at the top of people's list every year. South Charlotte Dentistry is offering a way for their patients to improve their health without hurting their wallet. "Practicing good dental care is sometimes a tough habit to get into, so that's why we make it easy for new patients to come see us," explains Dr. James Wells.
Oral hygiene and dental care are closely related to good health. According to WebMD, people with a serious gum disease are 40% more likely to have a chronic condition on top of it. This means that the health of the mouth and body are closely related. Heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy are a few of the medical conditions that are known to correlate with gum disease. Gum disease causes inflammation which can lead to heart disease, weaken the body's ability to control blood sugar, and increase the risk of complications during pregnancy.
"During the exam, we will look thoroughly at the condition of our patient's teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay, disease, and cavities," explains Dr. Wells. Preventing and treating gum disease is a primary way that oral care can create better overall health. "Regular check-ups and cleanings are important tools in preventing gum disease. But there is a lot our patients can do for themselves, like brushing and flossing," says Dr. Wells.
Flossing is one of the best ways that patients have to prevent gum disease according to Dr. Wells. "I can tell an immediate difference in my patients that floss and those that don't. If I could choose one resolution for everyone, it would be to floss more," encourages Dr. Wells. Flossing has been proven to remove about 40% of the plaque that build up on and in between teeth, according to WebMD. Plaque is the sticky bacteria that builds up on teeth and in between teeth.
South Charlotte Dentistry's new patient special is $49 and includes a comprehensive exam by Dr. Wells and x-rays. South Charlotte Dentistry is located in Ballantyne at 7741 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Suite 102 Charlotte NC 28277. Dr. James Wells has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. To make an appointment, patients can call the office at 704-759-0908 or visit their website at www.southcharlottedentistry.com.
CONTACT: Christina Baker - 704-759-0908 Dr. James Wells - 704-759-0908
Source: South Charlotte Dentistry